One man's trash is this new owner's treasure! Literally!
There was damage to the original rail. This is the replaced piece.
The previous upholsterer left the original Superman blue fabric on the deck yet the manufacturer's label had peeled. Upholsterers are always looking for fun clues to a piece's past.
A pleated pull (in the cream canvas) will help pull the inner back and inner arm piece into a smooth, curvy shape.
This is the result of incorporating a pleated pull. Tricks of the trade! ;-)
Just a shot of work in progress.